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The business of hunger

Author: Robert RichterRuby DeeBurleigh WartesCatholic Foreign Mission Society of America.Maryknoll World Productions,All authors
Publisher: Maryknoll, NY : Maryknoll World Video ; San Francisco, CA : Institute for Food and Development Policy [distributor], ©1984.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines a major cause of world hunger, which is being created when small, native farmers are forced off the land and are replaced by multinational agribusinesses that produce food for export rather than local consumption. Shows scenes of recent food riots in Brazil and the Dominican Republic, starving women and children, and displaced farmers. Includes testimony by religious missionaries in third world countries  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Richter; Ruby Dee; Burleigh Wartes; Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America.; Maryknoll World Productions,; Richter Productions,; Institute for Food and Development Policy (Oakland, Calif.),
OCLC Number: 18938504
Notes: "Version of PBS TV documentary"--Container label.
Credits: Cinematography, Burleigh Wartes.
Performer(s): Ruby Dee, narrator.
Awards: American Film Festival Blue Ribbon Award.
Target Audience: Ages 16 through adult.
Description: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sound, color with black and white introductory sequence ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: [presented by] Maryknoll ; producer and writer, Robert Richter ; a film by Robert Richter Productions for the Maryknoll missioners.

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Examines a major cause of world hunger, which is being created when small, native farmers are forced off the land and are replaced by multinational agribusinesses that produce food for export rather than local consumption. Shows scenes of recent food riots in Brazil and the Dominican Republic, starving women and children, and displaced farmers. Includes testimony by religious missionaries in third world countries and comments by representatives of human welfare organizations.

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